The article I penned yesterday unfortunately proved to be true and the information gathered was not rumours. It was officially announced that 60 jobs are to go through a voluntary redundancy scheme at UTC Actuation Systems which trades from the Stafford Road.
There is also a thread running through this story, which relates to another UTC Company HS Marston
.HS Marston Aerospace Limited have been providing products for aerospace use for over 90 years; from the inception of aircraft and aero-engine manufacture in Great Britain. Today they supply an integrated range of heat transfer and fluids management products for commercial and military markets.
Marston has very long well established links with Wolverhampton going back centuries. HS Marston have announced that they will now occupy a site within the footprint of the former Goodrich establishment now called UTC Actuation Systems on Stafford Road..
This move consolidates HS Marston with its sister company, and both businesses will continue to manufacture, only now from the same site. One assumes that the HS Marston site will be disposed of.
The Express and Star in their reports have indicated that HS Marston are committed to an on going future in Wolverhampton.
Whilst every job lost in Wolverhampton is painful, I am sure that there will be huge comfort in the fact that UTC has publicly endorsed their continued operation in Wolverhampton through that Press comment.
I do hope that the two businesses who are both owned by UTC continue to thrive and prosper, and this set back in the loss of 60 jobs now, is reversed ‘going forward’.